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5-4 Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The 26th One: Is It Time To Panic?

We’re talking stats, trots, and bullpen carts in this one! Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams discuss whether Rhys Hoskins’ home run trot was appropriate in this baseball climate of bat flip controversies. They also go over whether it is time to panic, if it’s time to trade, and how the San Francisco Giants can bring more energy to the ballpark while the Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks are on their exciting playoff runs. Finally, they share their favorite stats when analyzing hitting and pitching (with some explanation of advanced stats) and what the bullpen cart should look like once the Giants bring in the fences and move the bullpens.
 
 

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May 4, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. April 27th + 28th

Sunday Apr 28th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Bernie Williams: Marty and Adam chats with Former Yankee Bernie Williams about his father’s struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by raising awareness and working with Boehringer Ingelheim’s Breathless campaign

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On August 4th, 1978.. Vida Blue 2-hits the Dodgers for his 16th win of the season.

Bruce Jenkins: Marty, Adam and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball before the series finale vs the Yankees

Mitch Lutzke: Marty talks to author Mitch Lutzke about his new book – “The Page Fence Giants: A History of Black Baseball’s Pioneering Champions”

John Sterling: Marty talking ball with Yankees broadcaster John Sterling on how he got the Yankees broadcasting job

Ron Wotus: Marty talks to the Giants Professor Ron Wotus before the finale vs the Yankees at Oracle Park: Can the Giants avoid the sweep?

Tony Watson: Marty talks to the Giants Philosopher Tony Watson about where he is season-wise with 15% of the season done

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Saturday Apr 27th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Aaron Judge: Marty talks to Bay Area Native Aaron Judge about being back in the bay and on missing the series vs the Giants

Lindsey Adler: Marty and Adam chat with Lindsey Adler, who covers the Yankees for  the Athletic

Travis Bergen: Carmen Kiew chats with Giants reliever Travis Bergen before game 2 of the Giants-Yankees series

Dave Herman: Marty talks to author Dave Herman about his new book – “Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of”

Jean Fruth: Marty talks to Photographer Jean Fruth about her new book – “Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin”

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Adam are joined by Bruce Jenkins at the Public House before Game 2 of the Giants-Yankees series at Oracle Park

Kevin Kernan: Marty and Adam are joined by NY Post Columnist Kevin Kernan before game 2 of the Giants-Yankees series

 

 

 

April 28, 2019   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The 25th One: Discussing the Tim Anderson Suspension

Plenty of things to discuss on this week’s Mid-Inning Relief! Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams discuss the Giants they are most concerned about offensively, making players and fans sit through extensive rain delays, and the controversy surrounding the Tim Anderson suspension. They also debate bringing in the fences at Oracle Park, minor league pitching, and Pete Alonso forcing his way into the lineup to take on an old rival.

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April 28, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. April 20th + 21st

Sunday April 21st – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

(Producer Raf & Marty Lurie)

Ken Korach: Marty and A’s Broadcaster Ken Korach break down the next coming series for the Giants vs the Blue Jays

Alva Noe: Marty chats with author Alva Noe about his new book- Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark

Kerry Crowley: Marty and Kerry chat about the 3-hour rain delay in yesterdays Giants-Pirates game: Why did they wait so long to call the game?

Paul White: Marty and Paul White chat about the RED HOT Christian Yelich HR streak

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball: Why did the Pirates field crew put the tarp on without asking the umps in yesterday’s game 

Greatest Games: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On September 22nd, 2012.. Angel Pagan is lifted by his teammates as San Francisco Giants celebrate their 8-4 win over the Padres that gave them the National League West title 

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Saturday April 20th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Ken Macha: Marty talks to A’s former manager Ken Macha about this Giants-Pirates series and about the Royals plunking Tim Anderson after he celebrated his 50th career home run with a bat toss

Bill Gruber: Marty talkin’ ball with author Bill Gruber about his new book- “Baseball in a Grain of Sand: Seeing the Game Through a Small Town Season”

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball: Should the Giants change the fences at Oracle Park

Rob Biertempfel: Marty chats with the Pittsburgh Pirates beat writer for The Athletic Rob Biertempfel about the Pirates’ Starling Marte being carted off the field After a collision with Erik Gonzalez

Kerry Crowley: Marty talks to Kerry about the Giants not scoring in the first inning: Can they do anything at the top of the order?

April 21, 2019   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast — The 24th One: Going Over Trades & Comebacks in Giants History

The long homestand is over! As the San Francisco Giants head out on their road trip to Washington and Pittsburgh, Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams discuss their April prediction. Who needs to step up offensively, what will be the Giants’ record at the end of the month, and who will be the offensive and pitching MVPs of the month? The Mid-Inning Relief crew also goes over the Boston Red Sox’s rough start, great comebacks in baseball, good and bad trades in the franchise, Joey Bart’s injury, and whether it’s okay to bunt to break up a no-hitter or perfect game.

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April 20, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. April 13th + 14th

Sunday April 14th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Rachel Robinson: Memories of the Game with Jackie’s lovely wife Rachel Robinson

Giants players talk about Jackie Robinson: Steven Duggar, Trevor Gott, Will Smith, Tony Watson, Pablo Sandoval talk about how Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the world

Jon Miller: Marty cross-talk with Hall of Famer Jon Miller talking about Jackie Robinson Day

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce looking thru the Windows of Baseball: Can the Giants keep this winning streak going?

Marcus Shelby: Marty and Adam chat with Marcus Shelby, YBG Festival’s resident composer, bassist, and award-winning musician, about the extra-inning thriller on Friday, Jackie Robinson Day and on the Nergo League’s influence on the Blues and Jazz 

Kerry Crowley: Marty and Kerry talking ball before the Giants take on the Rockies before the series finale

Ron Wotus: Time for Sunday school with the Giants Professor Ron Wotus before the Series finale vs the Rockies

Kevin Pillar: Marty talks to newest Giant Kevin Pillar about trekking across the country to join the 2019 Giants ballclub

Jackie Robinson Day: Marty chats with Tim Flannery, Scott Ostler, Manny Machado, Ian Kinsler, Alonzo Powell and Kerry Crowley about the importance of Jackie Robinson Day

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On September 30th, 1999 The final Candlestick Park baseball game was played against their long time rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 9–4. Ironically, the Giants played their last game at Candlestick under blue skies with no fog. 

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Saturday April 13th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Howard Bryant: Marty talks to ESPN’s Howard Bryant about the first 3 weeks of the season and Jackie Robinson Day celebration coming up

Dave Flemming: Marty chats with Dave Flemming about broadcasting the Reds vs Dodgers game on Jackie Robinson Day in LA

Eno Sarris: Marty talks to Eno Sarris from the Athletic about the ratios and stats on the first 15 games of the season

Dereck Rodriguez: Carmen Kiew sits down with Giants starter Dereck Rodriguez before game 3 of the Giants-Rockies Series

Tony Watson: Marty chats with the Giants Philosopher Tony Watson about his favorite opening day and the start of the season 

Chuck Kimberly: Marty talks to author  Chuck Kimberly about his new book- “The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War: Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903”

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce breakdown last night’s thrilling 18-inning Giants win vs the Rockies

April 14, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. April 6th + 7th

SUN April 7th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On June 9th, 2015.. Giants rookie Chris Heston added his name to the history books on that Tuesday Summer night, firing a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field

Matt Duffy: Marty and Adam chat with Matt Duffy about this exciting 2019 Tampa Bay Rays team

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce talking baseball: Could the Rays’ make this Opener experiment work?

Ron Wotus: Class is in! Marty, Carmen and Ally talking baseball with the Giants Professor Ron Wotus before the Giants take on the Rays in the series finale

Marc Topkins: Marty chats with Marc Topkin who covers the Rays for the Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times) 

Tyler Kepner: Marty talks to author Tyler Kepner’s about his new book, “K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches”

Henry Schulman: Marty and Hank Schulman breakdown this Giants-Rays Series

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SAT April 6th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

Christian Arroyo rejoined the Rays on Monday after Joey Wendle went on the injured list. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]

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Christian Arroyo: Marty talks to former Giants 3rd baseman Christian Arroyo about the excitement of playing on 2019 Rays team at Oracle Park

Julie Parker: Giants beat writer for the SF Bay News Julie Parker joins Marty and Adam at the Public House before the Giants take on the Rays at Oracle Park

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Adam chat with Bruce Jenkins about the Opening Day ceremony at Oracle Park: Will the Giants ever have a manager like Bochy again?

Kerry Crowley: Marty and Adam chat with Kerry Crowley on the Opening Day ceremony at Oracle Park and when will we see Mac Williamson back with the team?

Joe Sheehan: Marty and Adam chat with Joe Sheehan about the Rays using an Opener: Does it really work?

John Shea: Marty and Adam talk to SF Chronicle’s John Shea about will we ever see in the MLB

April 6, 2019   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast – The 22nd One: Should Buster Posey Be Named Team Captain?

 

It’s almost time for the home opener! In Episode 2 of the new season, Marty Lurie, Carmen Kiew, and Ally Williams reminisce on their favorite home opener memories, give grades for the San Francisco Giants’ offseason moves, and discuss whether Buster Posey should be named captain of the team.

They also chat about the recent news surrounding the “championship belt” awarded to the franchise that does the best with player arbitration, and name a few minor leaguers we can keep an eye on this season.

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April 6, 2019   No Comments

Talkin’ Giants Baseball.. March 30th + 31st

Sunday March 31th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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John Yandle: Marty talking ball with Giants Batting Practice Pitcher John Yandle for the Giants

Erik Kratz: Marty talks to newest Giant catcher Erik Kratz about joining this 2019 Giants

Greatest Game: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: April 9th, 2010.. Aaron Rowand hits an infield single to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce talking thru the Windows of Baseball

Paul White: Marty talking ball with Paul White breaking down the AL and a preview of the Tampa Bay series 

Kerry Crowley: Marty chats with Kerry Crowley about Moronta shutting down the Padres last night

Ron Wotus: Marty talks to the Giants Professor Ron Wotus about the Giants 1st win of the 2019 season

Julie Parker: Marty talking ball with Julie Parker Giants Beat Writer for the SF Bay News 

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Saturday March 30th – KNBR 680 GIANTS Pregame w/ Marty Lurie 

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Gerardo Parra: Marty chats with Giants outfielder Gerardo Parra about what it means to him to join this Giants team this season

Nick Piecoro: Marty and Nick Piecoro, from the Arizona Republic, talking about Opening weekend and break down the NL West

Craig Elsten: Marty talks to Craig Elsten from the Mighty 1090 about the improvement of the young Padres team

Barry Bloom: Marty talks to Barry Bloom this Giants vs Padres Series: Is the pitching staff this good for the Padres or is it the Giants offense this bad?

Owen Poindexter: Marty talking ball with Owen Poindexter from Forbes.com

Kerry Crowley: Marty talks to Kerry Crowley about the disastrous start for the Giants offense

Paul White: Marty and Paul White breakdown National League: Does the NL East have the best pitching in the league?

 

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March 31, 2019   No Comments

Mid-Inning Relief Podcast: The 21st One: Wild Predictions for the Giants’ 2019 Season

We are BACK! Mid-Inning Relief returns for Year 2 just in time for Opening Day. Along with our weekly discussions, we are excited to announce our new collaboration with Baseballism to give you a chance to win a $50 gift card each week! Listen for the secret word in this week’s episode and tweet it at @midinningrelief before the new podcast is released for your chance to win!

In our first episode of Season 2, Carmen Kiew, Marty Lurie, and Ally Williams return and discuss Bruce Bochy retiring, the constant rule changes and suggestions surrounding Major League Baseball, and wild predictions for the 2019 season. They also touch on the upcoming minor league seasons and predict whether or not the San Francisco Giants will finish above .500 this year.

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March 28, 2019   No Comments